What season is it?  The calendar says Springtime, but if we did not know better, we would swear it is Summertime.  Hot and sultry weather, evening fireflies, snakes, and hot dogs... hot canines, that is... indicate summer’s arrival, in our view!  The muscadine vines have exploded with growth, as has the grass.  

A large array of birds are busy eating and building nests.  We even have a presence of Baltimore orioles this year!  

So far, we have had some periodic rains, but the main focus this week is the irrigation system.  The best news is that the irrigation pump worked straight away, for the first time ever following its winter slumber!   

We noticed that the first tropical system of the season landed in Florida this week... See, summer is here, folks!